electron vs headless Chromium vs Chromium Embedded Framework for screenshots and pdf export of webpages on linux in code


#1

hi,

Pretty new to this and trying to understand the pro and cons of using

electron vs headless Chromium vs Chromium Embedded Framework

for screenshots and pdf export of webpages on linux in code.

Faithful rendering and control offer export settings preferred.

Anybody has experience they can share? Apologize if this is the wrogn section


#2

Why not use a Chromium browser extension such as qSnap?


#4

Thanks, i will check that out. Might need a lot of control over the result, preference for headless solution and code I can change if needed. Also, animated sites may be a target.


#5

I’m afraid that requirements are too fuzzy for me to respond much further.

Questions which come to mind:
Windows, Linux or cross platform?
What is a typical application or workflow?
Who will initiate screencapture (local user or remote service)?
Is this local electron instance linked to remote electron instance?
Multi users?